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Junior Professional Associate

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location   England (East Anglia)
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   First Level
Deadline   27/10/2017
Company Name   IUCN
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Website   Further Details / Applications
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Description  

The IUCN Global Species Programme is seeking an intern to help with the implementation of projects assessing the conservation status (IUCN Red List status) and distribution of freshwater species and to provide general support to the Freshwater Biodiversity Unit. Some of the intern’s time will be spent assisting in checking large data sets, compiling GIS species distribution maps, and liaising with partners and consultants.
This position is ideally suited to a postgraduate or young professional, who seeks to gain further experience in conservation at the international level. The position also provides an opportunity to learn new technical skills. Some international travel may be required.

Freshwater systems contain the greatest concentration of biodiversity on Earth, and provide valuable ecosystem services to humanity. However, this diversity faces a catalogue of threats which is leading to an extinction crisis that has implications that are deadly serious. A Global Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment is being undertaken to document the status of our planet’s freshwaters according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The priority taxa being assessed are freshwater fishes, molluscs, dragonflies and damselflies, freshwater crabs, crayfish and shrimps, and turtles worldwide, adding these to existing assessments of freshwater mammals, birds, crocodiles, and amphibians to provide a comprehensive picture of the state of life in the planet’s freshwaters. The global assessment is being completed through a combination of regional assessments.

The salary on offer for this position is £17,000 per annum (this would be pro rata for the contract and is subject to statutory deductions) and the costs of 75% of a return economy class airfare will also be covered, if necessary.

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